Hi Eric, I did a comparison back in 2005 when I bought my Mooney Ovation--I demoed both (and also a Columbia 350) and went with the Mooney. The Cirrus was very nice but not for me. Above 7.5K, the SR22 demonstrator seemed a bit anemic compared to the Mooney demonstrator. The Mooney had TKS, and trued at 185 kts at 14,500. The Cirrus SR22, 178 kts at 9,500 (the demo Cirrus had no TKS, no O2). I think the gear hanging down made it a bit draggy. The Cirrus was easier to fly, and certainly easier to land for my lower-time partner. I didn't find the Cirrus more comfortable than the Mooney, but I am lanky. The longer your legs, the happier in a Mooney. If you are wide thru the shoulders, or are tall with a long torso, you might not be as comfortable. I wouldn't get a Mooney, though, if I were planning on taking four people and bags around on a regular basis. Children or not, they will grow, and they still have lots of junk they like to take with them. No idea if a Cirrus would be more comfortable in that scenario but if I were getting a "family" plane--I'd get a Bonanza. Seriously. And this is coming from a confirmed Mooniac. An Ovation will easily true at 190 kts at 9,000 feet. Before TKS, mine ranged from 190 to 194 (190 filthy, with bird crap and bugs and 194 post-bath). The TKS shaved about 5-7 knots off. During this winter, I've been getting about 189 kts, and that's with TKS. The older Ovations are slower depending on the prop. If you have the two blade, no problem. You'll get 190 (w/o TKS). If you have the 3 blade (non-scimitar) you won't. Demo a bunch of different planes. It's really a personal decision. Enjoy whatever you get!